Loose Demons (散妖) [San Yao] –
While in the Mortal Realm, Demons who had attained at least the Yuanying stage in their martial cultivation, and had their physical bodies scattered into pieces during their Six of Nine Heavenly Tribulations or Nine of Nine Heavenly Tribulations, but managed to preserve their Yuanying in the process become Loose Demons.
These Loose Demons, in turn, have Twelve Heavenly Tribulations. Loose Demons of the First, Second and Third Tribulation have varying degrees of power. Loose Demons of the Fourth Tribulation typically have the same capabilities as a First Tier Heavenly Demon, and respectively, Loose Demons of the Twelfth Tribulation typically have the same capabilities as a Ninth Tier Heavenly Demon. When Loose Demons overcome their Twelfth Tribulation, they will ascend and become Demon Kings.